SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Though it hasn't won since the first week of the season, the Glendale High football team continued to make strides by scoring a bundle of points and staying close with its opponents.
Over the last three weeks, the Nitros have regressed. They have struggled with tackling and turnovers have popped up at inopportune times.
"It comes down to the same thing and that's that we don't tackle," Glendale Coach Alan Eberhart said after the Nitros suffered a 44-0 Pacific League home loss against Arcadia at Moyse Field on Friday night. "The other teams have good running backs and we don't tackle them.
"That's how things get out of control. You go from 7-0 to 14-0 and then it's 21-0."
That's the way things have gone for the Nitros, who have yielded 163 points in their last three games against Burroughs, Muir and Arcadia.
Glendale lost its seventh game in a row to drop to 1-7, 0-5 in league with league contests left against Crescenta Valley and cross-town rival Hoover. Arcadia, ranked third in the latest CIF Southern Section Southeast Division poll, improved to 6-2, 4-2 after getting 150 yards rushing in 12 carries from running back Jake Medel.